Tuesday, November 20, 2018

THE DARK CRYSTAL TALES by Cory Godbey / Book Review #TheDarkCrystalTales

Written & Illustrated by: Cory Godbey
Published by: Simon & Schuster
Released on: August 1st, 2017
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Rating: 5 Owlets
Source: Book from author/illustrator in exchange for my honest review

Short stories from within the world of Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal from acclaimed children’s book illustrator, Cory Godbey. 

The colorful characters from Jim Henson’s beloved cult-classic film The Dark Crystal, embark on new side-adventures “in the age of wonder.” 

Cory Godbey, the storyteller behind the bestselling Jim Henson’s LabyrinthTales, delves deep into the Skeksis’ ruled land of Thra in this gorgeously rendered look at some of Jim Henson and Brian Froud’s finest creations.  

Set in the world of The Dark Crystal, this story is one readers of all ages will love. This book features three short tales that focus on friendship, and kindness.  Each of the stories intertwines together to create a book that long time fans, and new ones to this world will enjoy. 

We loved this book. Godbey's illustrations pay homage to the movie perfectly! His illustrations are stunning, and alone make this book one worthy of picking up. With the holidays fast approaching, this book will definitely make a great gift for long time fans of The Dark Crystal. I highly recommend picking it up!

Friday, November 2, 2018

NICK THE KNIGHT, DRAGON SLAYER by Aron Dijkstra / Book Review #NickTheKnightDragonSlayer

Written & Illustrated by: Aron Dijkstra 
Published by: Clavis
Released on: November 1st, 2017
Ages: 3 & up
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Rating: 4 Owlets
Source: e-arc from the publisher exchange for my honest review

Nick the Knight can't wait to fight Breakhorn the Dragon, but Breakhorn just doesn't feel like it. He keeps making up excuses to put off the fight but brave little Nick won't give up. An inspiring picture book about big dreams and an unexpected friendship.

A dragon, an unlikely friendship and a Knight who learns to never give up. This is an adorable picture about a fearless Knight, a wise, lonely Dragon, who just wants a friend, and unlikely friendship that forms between them. This is a fun and inspiring picture book for kids. Mixed with easy to understand text, and adorable illustrations, this is a book kids will enjoy reading over, and over again. Plus, what's not to love about a friendly dragon who loves playing board games. 

I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. ~ Anna Quindlen

Good children's literature appeals not only to
the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child.
~ Anonymous ~